I’m not sure we know what to do with honesty. Oh sure, we want truth and we expect people to be trustworthy, but there always seems to be a line. A fine line where seemingly too much truth scares people away and too little makes people wary of you and what you’re saying. Authenticity desired … Continue reading A Post-Valentine Post
So why take in the moments that matter? People often ask that question and it is a really good question. Shoot, I ask that question. Why not “go for the gusto”, “take the bull by the horns”, “shoot for the moon”, “get on the fast track”, “climb a little higher”, “go a little faster”, … Continue reading A Prequel
Dear Person, You who came into the world with one set of parents and ended up with another set of parents; will always be part of two sets of parents. You may have even more than two sets of parents.You will need to remind others of that fact often. I have had three. Two sets … Continue reading Dear Person Who Is Adopted
Today I found my words again. Today was a breakthrough. Today that familiar feeling came rumbling on in like distant thunder promising rain to thirsty soil. I almost ran from that urge to write. I knew what would come when my written words came pouring back out. There would be pain mixed in with a … Continue reading Tess and I
A cancelled walk this morning due to on-going rain led me once again to my mess of a back yard. It’s bad. Really bad. The first thing you notice when you walk or look back there is the gigantic hole in the middle of the yard. It is a hole with metal sides approximately 32 … Continue reading Weedin’
Initiate a friendly Hi, Hey, Hello, or How are you? If you know their name, use that too. So then it sounds something like this: “Hey! How are you?” or “Hi Michael!” or “Hello Jenny!” or a million other combinations. OK, maybe not a million, but there are still many, many options. Smiling during … Continue reading A Thought or Two About Building Community-#2
Before we utter a sentence with, “you should, you need to, or can’t you”; we change the sentence to a question that begins with, “could you or would you mind?” Continue reading A thought…..or two about building community.